Landscaping / Guides

Permeable interlock pavers & paving stones
Permeable laneways and patios

Water-permeable landscaping surfaces

...landscaping pavers for paths and driveways Here. Water-permeable stone pathway © Torun Construction Services Landscaping...

Urban farming
Landscaping

Landscaping, outdooring & urban farming

...landscaping. Water is a quickly dwindling resource and Canadians are the highest per capita consumers of water in the world. So anything we can do to reduce w...

Dog strangling vine invasive species
Landscaping

Avoiding invasive species when landscaping

...landscaping with native species: • Having adapted to their environment (soil, climate, etc.), they do not require irrigation, chemical fertilizers or pesticid...

Flooded streets impervious surfaces - Calgary Alberta
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Rainwater management and water-permeable surfaces

Stormwater - why it's important to choose permeable surfaces for paths & driveways As cities expand into the green space around them, naturally permeable lan...

Edible Perennials
Landscaping

A guide to growing edible perennials.

...landscaping in the Ecohome green building guide pages .

Suburb of Toronto
Choosing where to live

Living a greener lifestyle in the suburbs

...Landscaping and urban farming. At whatever level you think you can handle, try urban farming . Grow yourself something to eat in whatever space you have avail...

“The perfect lawn” comes with a very heavy environmental cost!
Landscaping

Which are the best bee-friendly & Eco-friendly alternatives to grass lawns in backyards?

...Landscaping! Thyme is also quite tolerant of salt, so it is ideal along the edge of roads, walkways and laneways. Corsican Mint is a low maintenance alter...

Aerial view of The Earth Rangers Centre (CNW Group/Earth Rangers)
LEED Homes

The Earth Rangers Retrofit a rEED Gold building and earn LEED Platinum

...landscaping that needs no irrigation and uses no pesticides An extensive preventative maintenance program that includes infrared scanning of building components...

Choosing a building lot
Excavation

Things to look for when purchasing land for building a house

...landscaping and excavation work. If there is any standing or moving water on a site it would be wise to employ a geotechnical engineer to ensure a building woul...

Ontario’s first LEED certified hospital
LEED Homes

Ontario’s First LEED Certified Hospital

...landscaping Reducing water use by over 30%, Maintaining good indoor air quality during construction. Diverting 96% of construction waste from landfill. Using fl...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...landscaping and lawns with food production. And if you are a big egg eater, lobby for the return of egg laying hens in the city and build yourself a chicken tra...